When disasters strike solidarity pushes us to share our resources and expertise hoping that our contribution will be meaningful. The Core Humanitarian standards (CHS) places communities and people affected by crisis at the center of humanitarian action. Knowing what humanitarian organizations have committed to enables communities and people affected by crisis to hold these organizations to account. CHS is a set of Nine Commitments that we as an organizations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and accountability of the assistance we provide.
In our work, we want to acknowledge power differentials and ensure that you as a right holder are informed, know your rights, are treated with respect, and are empowered to make your own decisions and participate in the work that affects your life. All our work follows the Core Humanitarian Standard, and our humanitarian work is certified against it, confirming that quality and accountability are reflected. We have made 10 specific commitments, valid for all our work, that include the 9 core commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard.